International Congress

Forum Life Science 2015

11/12 March 2015, Technische Universität München - Garching

Industrial Biotechnology

Industrial Biotechnology
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Bioeconomy – Trends and Strategies

Chair: Dr. Christian Patermann
Director retd. European Comission

14:00 - 14:25
Bridging science and industry - A framework for a sustainable Bioeconomy in Europe

Dr. Waldemar Kütt
Head of Unit F.2, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

14:25 - 14:50
Bioeconomy – An industry perspective

Dr. Achim Marx
VP Bioeconomy Strategy & Innovation Excellence, Evonik Industries AG, Essen

14:50 - 15:15
A joint undertaking to develop competitive bio-based industries in Europe

Dr. Dirk Carrez
Executive Director, Biobased Industry Consortium, Brussels, Belgium

15:15 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break in the exhibition
Second Generation Biofuels

Chair: Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas
Managing Director, IBB Netzwerk GmbH, Martinsried

16:00 - 16:25
Strategic partnerships for the development of renewable aviation fuels

Dr. Alexander Zschocke
Senior Manager Aviation Biofuel, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt

16:25 - 16:50
Progress in cellulosic ethanol – Fleet test on E20 and advancements in production

Prof. Dr. Andre Koltermann
Senior Vice President, Group Biotechnology, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, Munich

16:50 - 17:15
Algae based biokerosene – Scaling a climate centered strategy for production and conversion of halophile algae biomass from laboratory to pilot plant stage

Prof. Dr. Thomas Brück
Department of Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Garching

17:15 - 18:00
Elevator Pitches
  • Power to Mobility
    Prof. Dr. Raimund Brotsack, MicroPyros GmbH, Straubing
  • Sustainable, efficient energy and fuels from waste biomass
    Thorsten Hornung, Susteen Technologies GmbH, Sulzbach-Rosenberg
from 19:00
Reception at Dachau Palace

Franz Josef Pschierer
State Secretary, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology

Thursday, 12 March 2015
Biobased Chemicals – Production and Applications

Chair: Dr. Günther Wich
Director Biotechnology Corporate R&D, Wacker Chemie AG, Munich

09:15 - 09:40
Sustainability - between claim and committment

Dr. Katharina Marquardt
Science Communication, Procter & Gamble, Unternehmensgruppe Deutschland/Österreich/Schweiz, Schwalbach

09:40 - 10:05
The key to a biobased future – Integration of agriculture into chemical infrastructure

Stefano Facco
Business Development Manager, Novamont, Novara, Italy

10:05 - 10:30
Fractionation of beech wood on the pilot scale – Advancement of the organosolv process development and preparation of the industrial implementation

Dr. Moritz Leschinsky
Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP, Leuna

Jens-Peter Mendelsohn
Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH, Dresden

10:30 - 10:55
Latest developments in lactide technology – High performance PLA resins from renewable resources for demanding applications

Floris Buijzen
Product Market Manager Bioplastics, Corbion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

10:55 - 11:20
The use of renewable feedstock in interlinked chemical production – The Mass Balance Approach of BASF

Dr. Marianna Pierobon
Global Business Unit Hygiene, Global Marketing, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

11:20 - 11:45
Elevator Pitches
  • Plant Ideas
    Dr. Fred Eickmeyer, Aeskulap GmbH, Steinach
  • Biotransformation of by-products from fruit and vegetable processing industry into valuable bioproducts
    Annika Gering, ttz Bremerhaven
  • New catalytic strategies for chemical production
    Dr. Jochen Schmid, Cascat GmbH, Straubing
11:45 - 13:30
Lunch break in the exhibition
Biocatalysis and Industrial Enzymes

Chair: Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber
Chemistry of Biogenic Resources, Technische Universität München

13:30 - 13:55
Cellfree bioproduction for synthesis of proteins with applications in the biotechnological industry

Dr. Stefan Kubick
Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI, Leipzig

13:55 - 14:20
Whole-cell biocatalysis simplifies production of a natural health product

Prof. Dr. Dirk Weuster-Botz
Biochemical Engineering, Technische Universiät München & PharmaZell GmbH, Raubling

14:20 - 14:45
Enzymes for functionalisation of polymers with detergent and textile applications

Dr. Thorsten Eggert
CEO, evocatal GmbH, Monheim am Rhein

14:45 - 15:00
Elevator Pitches
  • One-step expression and enzyme immobilization for biocatalysis
    Ilka Sührer, Lehrstuhl für Bioverfahrenstechnik, TU München
  • Automated qNMR for the parallel determination of 50 metabolites in fermentation samples
    Roland Geyer, numares AG, Regensburg
  • The nanoliter-reactor screening platform for strain development and biocatalyst optimisation
    Dr. Andreas Meyer, FGen GmbH, Basel (CH)
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break in the exhibition
Urban Mining and Recovery of Raw Materials

Chair: Dr. Tobias Schwarzmüller
Projectmanager Life Science, Bayern Innovativ GmbH, Nuremberg

15:30 - 15:55
Green Mining – Biotech tools for the recovery of strategic metals from complex resources

Dr. Guido Meurer
Unit Head Microbial Production Technologies, BRAIN AG, Zwingenberg

15:55 - 16:20
Bioleaching and selective recovery of phosphate with the microbiological P-bac® process

Dr. Maxime Dossin
Fritzmeier Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG/inocre, Großhelfendorf

16:20 - 16:45
Strategic Alliance TeFuProt - Funcionalization of plant-based proteins for technical applications

Dr. Axel Höhling
CEO, ANiMOX GmbH, Berlin

Rolf Luther
Head of Advanced Development, Fuchs Europe Schmierstoffe GmbH, Mannheim